Sheena and Phillip’s loan request is for the completion of their travel trailer to mobile store conversion, and purchase of a truck to tow it. Sheena creates and sells nature-inspired art, jewelry and plant medicines, such as salves and tinctures. Sheena has been operating Forest Spirit Creations for three years, and Phillip (her fiancé) became involved in the business one year ago. In her second year she broke even and made a small profit last year. The majority of income is from markets and festivals, though they do sell in small quantities online as well.
Sheena and Phillip have purchased a vintage trailer. So far they’ve gutted the interior, replaced rotted framework, and re-sealed all seams. Interior finishing and exterior paint will complete the project. They’re building a mobile store to significantly reduce laborious and time consuming setup and teardown of their pop-up shop, while still allowing access to markets and festivals. They will also be able to sell products from other local artists and earn a commission. Their full story is on gofundme at: https://www.gofundme.com/fsmobilestore.
The total loan request is $9954 to pay for renovations and to purchase a truck.